One of the morons at Daily Kos says that the economic costs of gun violence effect her, so guns should go away. From her screed:
The true economic cost of gun violence is much larger than what hospitals are spending on care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that gun violence deaths cost the U.S. economy $37 billion and gun injuries $3.7 billion in 2005, the last year the public health agency conducted an analysis. In addition, taxpayers often end up footing the bill for social services for gun violence victims, as well as building the expensive hospital trauma units needed for their treatment.
So yes your â€śrights exercisingâ€ť is affecting me and my pocket book and I am growing tired of living in a society governed by fear. Why should my tax dollars be spent on enabling your fears?
Fair enough. I say let’s get rid of street gangs and throw criminals in prison for life. That will go a long way towards solving her problem.
While we’re at it, though, any activity to which they’re not involved, that costs taxpayers money, should go away.
A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.
That’s just in one county here in the U.S. And giving them a “path to citizenship” isn’t going to change that very much.
Now, you want to know what “fear” is? Try driving home at night on Vermont’s narrow, twisty, unlit, two lane roads. You see headlights coming the other way. You pray it’s not some drunk about to drift and slam into you. So, while we’re at it, let’s try prohibition, again:
Excessive alcohol consumption cost the U.S. about $224 billion, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The costs come largely from the loss of workplace productivity (making up 72 percent of the total), while health care costs made up 11 percent, according to the CDC report. Nine percent of the cost came from criminal justice costs, while 6 percent was from drunk-driving related crashes.
Hey, this is a fun game!
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